Jennifer 8. Lee

Jennifer 8. Lee is a journalist, author of The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, cofounder of literary studio Plympton, a founding trustee of Awesome Food, a lead organizer of Hacks/Hackers, and a Good Person to Know at Upworthy.

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